Axis Mixtape Specs:
Weight: 65.5 grams
Response: 19mm pad
Bearing: Size C (.250 x .500 x .187)
The Mixtape is the second release from Axis YoYos, the new company from all-around nice guys James Reed and Tyler Hsieh. The Mixtape is fast, and fun with a shape that should appeal to both casual and competition players. This budget offering from Axis YoYos is a perfect offering for fans who aren’t ready to spend the money on a Pulsefire but want to support this exciting new brand.
The Axis Mixtape is the first budget model from Axis YoYos, and it brings plenty of bang for the buck. This full-sized yoyo feels solid on the string and in the hand, but still moves plenty quick enough to fit any player’s style. The Mixtape feels bigger than it actually is, and plays even bigger…the combination of the large diameter with the narrower profile and good rim weight give it a nice stability and plenty of spin time even while feeling like a more relaxed, casual throw.
Available in several solids and a few splash colors, the Mixtape has some nice lines and a shape that’s pleasing to both the eyes and the hand. The iconic “play button” engraving on the short, wide hub is a nice touch…just enough to set it apart while keeping the overall look of the yoyo simple and appealing. The anodizing color and quality is great, and the engraving is clean and crisp.
The Axis Mixtape retails for just $39 USD, which is an amazing value for a great playing yoyo from such a young company. The Axis Mixtape is a solid choice for any aspiring 1A or 5A players…and at this price it’s worth snagging a pair for 3A.